Last marking period the seniors had to create a lamp symbolically designed to illuminate their path to success. With the help of AutoCAD, PowerPoint and our 3D printer they were able to bring their designs to life. Each student had to create various sketches before working in AutoCAD. Sketching a design is like a rough draft. It allows each student to visualize a design before modeling it in AutoCAD. AutoCAD, which is part of a the larger AutoDesk suite, is a professional software application for computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting. The software supports both 2D and 3D formats.
AutoCAD is a great program to learn. It allows an individual to create and manipulate a design without having to recreate it from scratch. AutoCAD is user friendly. Whatever you would like AutoCAD to do, simply type in the command or click the command button. There are hundreds of commands to remember in AutoCAD. Depending on the project, you might only need to use between 10 to 30 commands at a time. Each command allows the user to do a specific task. If a person wants to create a line in AutoCAD he or she can simply type “LINE” or click on the line button. The same goes if a person wants to “MOVE” or “COPY” an object.